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Afton, Minnesota
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Course Discription:The start is located near the Interpretive Center, not far from the center of Afton State Park. It is a hilly, 25K loop (two laps for the 50K), that winds through the park's trail system. The course is clearly marked with ribbons, with clusters of ribbons at all possibly "tricky" intersections. There is a measured gain/loss of 6300 feet for the 50K course.

Of prime concern are the hills. These rise from the river up rocky ravines. Caution is advised. At times, the footing is difficult, especially on the downgrade. But, for the most part, the trail is on well-established footing through the woodlands. This year, as we did last year, we will include some of the Bigfoot Snowshoe single-track trails. And, if Mother Nature cooperates, two or three water crossings of Trout Brook will also be included between miles 11 and 12. Don't worry - the water will be no more than 12 inches deep, and will require no more than 2-3 strides to traverse.

Aid Stations:Aid will be available approximately every 3 miles, and will include water, coke, sports drink, fruit, and snacks. We expect this to be a hot weather race, and we encourage you to carry water.

Time Limit:We have established an 8 hour time limit. Starting at the 25K aid station at 10 a.m., the sweeps will begin taking down the course and aid stations.

 
 

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Results
Year: 2006     Participation      
    Total finishers: 84      
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Duke Rembleski   50 K Men 4:20:05 8:23  7.15 mph 
 Eve Rembleski   50 K Women 4:21:48 8:27  7.1 mph 
 Dirk Reif   50 K Masters Men 4:54:39 9:30  6.31 mph 
 Ann Heaslett   50 K  Masters Women  5:00:16 9:41  6.19 mph 
Complete 2006 Results (All Races)
Results
Year: 2005     Participation      
    Total finishers: 77      
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Chris Lundberg    50 K Men 3:49:44 7:25  8.1 mph 
 Kim Holak   50 K Women 4:50:52 9:23  6.39 mph 
 Jim Ramacier   50 K Masters Men 4:03:47 7:52  7.63 mph 
 Pam Walter   50 K  Masters Women  5:38:50 10:56  5.49 mph 
Complete 2005 Results (All Races)
Results
Year: 2004     Participation      
    Total finishers: 65      
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Steve Schuder   50 K Men 4:18:06 8:20  7.21 mph 
 Lisa Ann Trainor   50 K Women 5:01:04 9:43  6.18 mph 
 Steve Schuder   50 K Masters Men 4:18:06 8:20  7.21 mph 
 Lisa Ann Trainor   50 K  Masters Women  5:01:04 9:43  6.18 mph 
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Clubs and Groups
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 Altitude with Attitude Track Club  St. Cloud MN club info
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 Gear West Running  Long Lake MN 37.9 Miles store info
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